Monday, October 1, 2012

What's the matter with this kid?

The kids are either being secretly poisoned by friends of theirs, or I have two kids with very delicate immune systems that like to cause trouble at the worst possible times.

After the little salmonella incident I've noticed that these two seem to be a lot sicker than they ever have been in previous years. We would go more than a year without so much as a snotty nose, and now I've got pukey kids.

Last night, about an hour and a half after falling asleep, on a Sunday night, before having to be at work in the morning, I hear "MOMMMMMM!"

I go stumbling down to the kids' rooms and see Alexander hovering face first over the toilet telling me how he was "terrified" he was going to start throwing up again. After all, the last time was no picnic.

I, of course, did what any reasonable and exhausted mother would do...I tried to talk him out of it.

"Nooo you're fiiiine, you just have an upset stomach....c'mon, let's go back to bed."

Alexander wouldn't dream of going back into his room unless he was armed with the bathroom trash can so I emptied it out and tucked him, and the trash can, into bed.

No lie, 2 minutes later the kid was throwing up and I'm thinking "Againnnnnnn???? what's wrong with this kid???"

That began an hour of me watching Alexander carefully hurl into the bathroom trash can, so as to not get any on the floor like last time, and the whole time I'm going down the list of things he had eaten during the day.

"Did you eat anything weird?"
"You were at Carter's for a while today, did you eat anything weird there?"
"Seriously, what did you eat that was so orange??"
"Carrots, Mom, jeez."
"Well, I don't get it."

After that hour, Richard took over and things settled down after a few more dry-heaves.

So gross.

This morning it was like nothing happened. Alexander felt perfectly fine and besides not feeling comfortable eating breakfast, was otherwise his normal self.

I still don't get it. The only change I've made since the kids came home from their summer away was to try to get them on this Gluten fee/Casein free diet, which is supposed to make you feel better, not worse.

Maybe it was the Casein free/preservative free deli meat that he thought would make a great sandwich on Saturday, but decided not to eat til Sunday. Jury's out, but the deli meat will go in the trash for good measure.

Time to start Googling.

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